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Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell & More to Lead Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO at Second Stage Theatre; Performances Begin 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Second Stage Theatre kicks off the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of AMERICAN HERO, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman. AMERICAN HERO will feature ARI GRAYNOR (2ST Trust), DAOUD HEIDAMI (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), JERRY O'CONNELL (Seminar) and ERIN WILHELMI (The Great God Pan). Previews begin Monday, May 12th and opening night is Thursday, May 22nd. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat tonight, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat on Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus Board JURASSIC WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus have signed on for Universal's JURASSIC WORLD, directed by Colin Trevorrow. No word yet on what roles the trio will play. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Josh Groban, Katie Holmes & More Attend FINDING NEVERLAND Workshop!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 03, 2014

Looking much like an opening night, numerous boldfaced names were in attendance last week at a workshop for FINDING NEVERLAND, directed by Diane Paulas and starring Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly. It'll premiere at begins performances in July 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Featuring new songs by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, NEVERLAND previously held a workshop on August 26th, featuring Kelly, Jason Alexander, Brian d'Arcy James and Kathleen Chalfant. The new musical FINDING NEVERLAND premiered in Leicester on September 22., led by Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig. Adapted from the much-loved Oscar-winning Miramax film, FINDING NEVERLAND, this exquisite new production was brought to the Leicester stage by celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winner Harvey Weinstein, with direction and choreography by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at Donmar Warehouse), a book by Allan Knee (Little Women on Broadway), and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominees Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Escape to a wonderful world of enchantment with this musical tale of the life of playwright J.M. Barrie, and the inspiration behind his classic book, The Adventures of Peter Pan. With his last play a failure, James Barrie is crippled by writer's block and success seems like a far-away land. But then a chance encounter with widow Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her four young sons sends his heart and imagination soaring, and their friendship gives birth to a magical tale that will live forever. (more...)

Docklands Studios Melbourne Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Docklands Studios Melbourne will celebrate its 10th anniversary in April 2014 as the major international film The Moon and the Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan and acclaimed Chinese star, Fan Bing Bing, begins shooting in its sound stages. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Richard LaGravenese On Writing/Directing THE LAST FIVE YEARS Film, Plus BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, Two New TV Series & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

Today we are talking to a multi-talented creative force who has had a hand in crafting a wide range of memorable and vivid characters over the course of his career as both a screenwriter and a director - the earnest and energetic Richard LaGravenese. Detailing the finer points of his forthcoming stage-to-screen iteration of Jason Robert Brown's beloved cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, LaGravenese traces the development of the project from his earliest inspiration through to the final finished film, now awaiting distribution. Additionally, LaGravenese opens up about the casting process and reformatting of the piece for the cinematic medium, as well as previews some of the standout moments we can anticipate when the film is finally released - musical, dramatic, stylistic and otherwise. Besides all about THE LAST FIVE YEARS, LaGravenese also discusses his screenplay for the recent rapturously-received HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra and reacts to its international success, as well as shares thoughts on the cast and the script as it was realized on film by director Steven Soderbergh. Plus, LaGravenese offers us the exclusive 411 on his upcoming currently untitled CW TV series, directed by Taylor Hackford, and sheds some light on his contributions to Angelina Jole's new film UNBROKEN, as well as previews his forthcoming WE TV project coming up later this year, too. All of that, a look back at P.S. I LOVE YOU and more in this expansive conversation with a noted modern entertainment master. (more...)

Katie Holmes Returns to Series TV in Richard LaGravenese Drama
by TV News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Katie Holmes will make her return to television in a currently untitled ABC drama from scribe Richard LaGravenese (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Among Films Set for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. (more...)

BIG FISH Star Norbert Leo Butz Joins Netflix Thriller
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

According to Deadline, Broadway's Norbert Leo Butz has signed on for the new Netflix thriller series from the creators of DAMAGES. He will co-star alongside Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek. (more...)

Katie Holmes Parts Ways with Design Partner Yang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Vogue reported that Katie Holmes and design partner Jeanne Yang, co-founders of fashion label Holmes & Yang, have parted ways after five years of working together. Holmes' rep confirmed that they are no longer working on the line, but did not give any reason for the split. (more...)

Kohl's Teams Up with Katie Holmes to Get Women Talking About Breast Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Kohl's Department Stores and Katie Holmes invite women everywhere to start a conversation about their breast health in an effort to confront the 'pink elephant in the room' - breast cancer - and support the fight. As part of this initiative, Kohl's will donate up to $1 million to Susan G. Komen to help support the cause. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Winter Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 02, 2014

Winter usually isn't the busiest time of year for incoming Broadway shows, but that doesn't mean that there is any lack of fresh talent making their debuts! The Broadway Winter has arrived, and while a solid number of new faces are treading the boards, dozens more are on their way in the coming months. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/30- Norbert Leo Butz
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Norbert Leo Butz! Butz made his Broadway debut as Adam Pascal's replacement as Roger Davis in Rent in 1996. Additional Broadway credits include Thou Shalt Not (Camille Raquin, 2001-2002), for which he received a Tony Award nomination; Wicked (the original Fiyero, 2003) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy) for which he received the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, a Drama League Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. His Off-Broadway credits include The Last Five Years (Jamie), Songs for a New World (Lead Male 2), Saved (Fred), and Juno and the Paycock (Jerry Devine). MOst recently, Butz originated the role of Carl Hanratty in the new musical Catch Me If You Can. For this role he won his second Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical[14] and his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Katie Holmes Hoping for DAWSON'S CREEK Reunion?
by TV News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

According to Ok! Magazine, Katie Holmes is interested in taking part in a reunion of the drama series DAWSON CREEK, which aired on TV through 2003. (more...)

FOX's ENLISTED & Barry's Bootcamp Offer Free Spots in Fitness Classes
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

FOX and Barry's Bootcamp in Los Angeles invite Angelenos to get ENLISTED this January, by signing up for FREE morning Barry's Bootcamp fitness classes between Monday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 10 while supplies last. (more...)

Katie Schaar Leads 7th Annual Evening of Dance Master Classes at Merrimack Hall, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Merrimack Hall will host its Seventh Annual Evening of Dance Master Classes, today, December 27-29, 2013. Space is limited and spots are filling quickly for the 2013 Master Classes with guest choreographer Katie Schaar. (more...)

Katie Schaar to Lead 7th Annual Evening of Dance Master Classes at Merrimack Hall, 12/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Merrimack Hall will host its Seventh Annual Evening of Dance Master Classes, December 27-29, 2013. Space is limited and spots are filling quickly for the 2013 Master Classes with guest choreographer Katie Schaar. (more...)

Frank Smith Named Chief Operating Officer of Walden Media
by Movies News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Frank Smith, the longtime General Counsel and head of Business Affairs, will step into the role of Chief Operating Officer and oversee all aspects of Walden's operations as the company expands its production and financing activities beyond feature film and into television and animation. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Visit BET's 106 & PARK For Special 1-Hour Episode, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

BET's '106 & PARK' is honored to welcome the First Lady Michelle Obama to the 106 studio on Monday, November 18, 2013. This special edition of '106 & PARK' is dedicated to bringing an empowering message on the importance of education directly to the LIVEST audience on television. (more...)

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